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Patterson v. State, 2021 UT 52 (Aug. 25, 2021)

Analyzing a range of issues in this appeal of a post-conviction proceeding, the supreme court recognized that it possesses constitutional authority to issue post-conviction extraordinary writs independent of the Post-Conviction Remedies Act and clarified the relationship between the writ authority and the PCRA. The court further clarified the standards applicable to seeking relief based upon a purported violation of constitutional rights, which the petitioner failed to meet.